HUGE THANKS to our 2018 Pepper Festival Sponsors!



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It starts with you. For more than four decades, Newland Communities has been planning and creating innovative communities in the United States from coast-to-coast. In every community we create, one thing will never change—we start with the people who will one day live there, raise their families there, or retire there. We strive to protect the rich history and traditions of the land we develop, while providing healthy living opportunities for our residents. Find them HERE.






At Lynn Hayes Properties we are Realtors specializing in Chapel Hill real estate and homes for sale in the surrounding Triangle area, providing concierge service to buyers and sellers in Durham, Pittsboro and Chatham County, Hillsborough and Orange County, as well as western Raleigh, Cary and Apex. Our mission is to make every real estate transaction as effective and enjoyable as possible, whether we are helping you find a home in which you can be truly happy, or selling your home at the highest possible price so that you can transition smoothly to the next phase of your life. Find them HERE.





High-quality news, cultural and entertainment content that creates a more informed and engaged community in North Carolina. Find them here





It’s our mission to improve the way people make and use energy while building a prosperous company that supports people and the planet. Find them HERE






Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill is a comprehensive dermatology practice that delivers the highest quality care through careful patient evaluation and personalized treatment. Find them HERE.






We’re on a mission to positively impact lives by creating beautiful, healthy smiles through excellent, compassionate and personalized orthodontic treatment. Dr. Morgenstern uses the latest technology in her office and continues to learn about emerging advances in orthodontics with continuing education courses so she can provide the very best care to her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, North Carolina Dental Society, and North Carolina Association of Orthodontics. Find them here.






HomeAdvisor provides homeowners the tools and resources they need to complete their home improvement, maintenance and repair projects. With HomeAdvisor, homeowners can view average project costs, find local prescreened home professionals and instantly book appointments online. Find them here.





IMAGINE CIRCUS is a contemporary circus booking and production company providing performances and shows that feature cirque-style entertainment, aerial arts, acrobatics, fire, flow arts, theatrics, dance, music, costuming, makeup, and creative props and apparatuses. We are fully insured and equipped to offer customized stage shows from 3 to 90 minutes as well as interactive, ambient, and roving entertainment. Imagine Circus is conveniently based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and actively works with companies and event planners all over the east coast from New York City to Orlando, though we are happy to travel anywhere in the world! Find them here





The Farthest Pixel is a full-service instructional design firm that specializes in visual, time-based and interactive media design technologies steeped in education theory to provide the most engaging and immersive online learning experiences. Find them here





Are you a market grower, home gardener, professional landscaper, or weekend trail rider? Country Farm & Home has what you need to make your next project a little easier. You’ll find we have competitive prices and a knowledgeable, caring staff. Experience shopping at a locally, family owned and operated (since 1993), independent store in the heart of Pittsboro North Carolina. Find them HERE.




Lawyers practicing in Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina and the surrounding Research Triangle: Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Raleigh and Durham. Find them here.







Chatham Magazine is a bi-monthly publication that seeks to capture the beauty, charm and unique character within Chatham County. Find them HERE





NC WARN is a 501c3 nonprofit organization tackling the accelerating crisis posed by climate change by building people power for a swift North Carolina transition to clean power, and by promoting energy and climate justice.  Find them HERE.






Shakori Hills Community Arts Center is a place where everyone can enjoy nature, take strolls on beautiful trails, have family afternoons in the sun and enjoy art, music, family, life and all it has to offer. By building on what we are blessed to have at our fingertips, our local culture will continue to strengthen and prosper!





ABSOLUTE Construction and Development, LLC

Absolute Construction can assist you in building your dream home starting with choosing your land and helping you through the design process and build. We believe that quality, well made homes can be built regardless of your budget. Nelu Skumpija tackles only a few projects each year, ensuring that he is always available to be on-site, and to guarantee he is able to respond to his customers’ needs. With Nelu and Absolute Construction, you work directly with the general contractor – the person with the highest training and knowledge. Find them here.






Kimley-Horn is one of the nation’s premier planning and design consulting firms. With over 2,800 staff members in more than 75 offices, the firm offers superior solutions in a wide range of services: transportation, land development, landscape architecture + planning, integrated water, environmental, energy, parking, and technology. Find them here






The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company, which was founded in 1978, specializes in civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering; industrial design-build services; airborne and mobile LiDAR/scanning; unmanned aerial systems; subsurface utility engineering; and hydrographic and conventional surveying services for the energy, transportation, federal, land development, water and building markets. Find them HERE.





Our dental practice is committed to delivering modern, conscientious, and comprehensive care in a comfortable manner. There is no 1-size fits-all attitude here, and we are happy to work with patients to make sure clinical assessments and proposed treatment makes sense to each individual. Our endeavor and efforts will always be sincere, and patients are treated the same as friends and family members in regards to dental health. We respect fair business practices and comply with all OSHA/HIPAA guidelines – and look forward to being a part of Pittsboro’s growth for the years to come. Find them HERE.





At First Bank, local bankers work with you to provide the right combination of banking solutions to help you save time, spend less, and improve your financial well-being.

We’re small enough to know you like a neighbor, but large enough to provide everything you need to manage your finances. Come see why individuals, families, and businesses have trusted us for generations.  Find them HERE.





C.W. Dunn & Associates CPAs  is committed to the individuals and small businesses that make up our community. Our principle is to offer accounting services of the highest integrity so that business owners can focus on the operation of their business and trust that their finances are in order. We aim to be a resource for the community by networking business owners and we take special interest in the arts, non-profit, and  first-time business owners. We want to see you and your business succeed! Find them HERE






Hobbs Architects, PA is a full service architecture firm that is dedicated to thoughtful and innovative design in all project phases. Find them here







At Yes Solar Solutions, our goal is to deliver the most value possible to each of our customers, employees, and partners with sustainable solutions that enhance all of our lives. To us, sustainability doesn’t just mean promoting clean energy, but it also means reinforcing policies that attract and retain the best energy professionals. It means reducing and offsetting the energy we use in our own business and serving the needs of our local communities as well. Our mission is to enhance our customers’ sustainability while providing the strongest customer experience and the most customer care available anywhere.  We set solar industry standards, make solar accessible and guarantee the power of independence. Find them HERE.





Melanie Diana‘s main focus is to restore the body back to its normal state of balance. She acts as a conduit for healing, and considers the patient/practitioner relationship a partnership, honoring the body’s self healing capabilities. Treatments include but are not limited to: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tong Ren Healing, “Ki” Treatments, Facial Rejuvenation. FIND them HERE.




Why Sponsor Pepperfest? 

The Pepper Festival is well-loved and incredibly popular throughout NC. Sponsoring it is an excellent way to connect with your community, pick up local-conscious customers, align your business with the local food movement, and show folks your commitment to making this world a better place. We’re a nonprofit – pulling off an event of this caliber takes many hands and lots of help!



Contact Hannah at wow@theabundancefoundation.org to learn more about sponsorship!